Brooklyn based melodic deep tech Producer/DJ + Platinum Mix Engineer
BRIAN CID //
Brooklyn situated DJ and producer Brian Cid is a sheer force of musical talent that has taken the underground electronic music scene by surprise. Without a doubt, DJ Mag calls Brian “a producer’s producer, a kind of rare genius.” His lush, complex, sensory-provoking music is achieved by instinct and a carefully refined selection of sounds – a true testament to his ear for music. Brian’s extensive experience and background in music lends him structure, however, in the studio it all takes a back seat as his intuition takes the reins.
After going to school for five years to study music business, production, and audio engineering, Brian became a professional mixing engineer – now for over ten years. Under the tutelage of renowned hip-hop producer Ski Beatz, Brian further refined his aptitude and attitude in the studio. In hip-hop circles, Brian became the music engineer of choice for names such as Wiz Khalifa, Mos Def, and Snoop Dogg. Not long after, Brian made his mark in pop music as well, engineering tracks for the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and Cher. Looking for the next challenge, Brian was greatly intrigued by electronic music production because of its very technical approach. His first hand at producing house music landed him a phone call from New York house legend Todd Terry. Under Terry’s instruction, Brian gained not only musical knowledge but a newfound confidence in his own work.
His productions have earned him accolades across the board from longstanding underground acts such as Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, Lee Burridge, Claude von Stroke, and Mark Knight. Old-school greats John Digweed, Sasha, and Danny Tenaglia have highly praised his work as well – the ultimate compliment for any producer. Amidst all the attention his work has garnered, Brian still remains a stalwart, humble producer. Many of his releases are sported by a roster of illustrious labels: Guy J’s Lost & Found, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound, Philipp Jung’s Get Physical, Berlin’s Save Us Records, Canada’s microCastle, and Zurich’s Cityfox. Still overflowing with music that he would like to impart to the world, Brian launched his Brooklyn-based label ‘Extinct Records’ as a nonrestrictive platform for his ideas – soon to begin expanding with musical ideas from talented artists who have been close to him over the years.
Perhaps what gives Brian the greatest edge as a DJ, especially at such a young age, is his ability to play hours of his own music. As the underground electronic music scene watches him come into his own, Brian’s sound has already left quite an impression on the dance floor. With a rapidly-expanding repertoire, his musical journeys are bringing him in front of new crowds across the continents. In the U.S. alone, Brian has played at various leading dance music venues all around the country – Output, Cielo, Primary Chicago, Treehouse Miami, and Le Jardin Los Angeles just to name a few. Internationally, he has toured throughout South America and Europe and has his sights set on Asia next. As word of his music spreads and his talent takes him all over the world, Brian Cid’s name will soon be on everyone’s lips.